Tripura Sends Special Team to Violence-Hit Manipur to Bring Back its Students
In response to the ongoing violence in Manipur, Tripura government has sent a special team to the state to coordinate and bring back its students by flight. The Chief Minister’s office released a press statement on the matter, highlighting the government’s efforts to help the students of Tripura studying in Manipur. The statement noted that necessary arrangements have been made to bring them back by flight at the earliest.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju commented that the Centre is taking all necessary measures to restore peace and normalcy in Manipur. He said that the Union Home Minister Amit Shah is monitoring the situation and taking all possible steps to contain the violence in the state. PTI reports that many lives have been lost, and there is damage to property.
Life returned to a wary normalcy in Imphal Valley on Saturday as shops and markets reopened, and cars started plying on the roads amid a tight security presence. Large numbers of people, including students, were also seen assembled at Imphal airport, attempting to get a flight out of the troubled state. Rioting broke out in the state after demonstrations were organized by tribals, including Kukis and Nagas, against a move to give the majority Meitei community scheduled tribe status.
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